How to Download & Install iOS 16 on Your iPhone - TechHarry

How to download and install iOS 16 on your iPhone

iOS 16 is finally here for every compatible iPhone to download and install. If you're using iOS 15 or having an iOS 16 public beta, the iOS 16 stable version is now available to download

Downloading and installing this new operating system for iPhones is what you should do right now because it is stable, and more secure and the new iOS 16 comes with new amazing features like lock screen customization, Google Apps supported by customizing lock screen, Always-on display feature, improved focus mode on lock screens, and many more amazing features.

Note: Though iOS 16 is stable everyone should back up their device before installing the software update.


How big is the iOS 16 update?

The iOS 16 upgrade will be about 5+GB in size, while the update size varies a little depending on the device.

Q. How much time does it take to install iOS 16?

The time it takes to download the iOS 16 update package can change depending on your internet speed. However, iOS 16 installation should take no longer than 10-15 minutes once you have downloaded the upgrade.

Q. Why won't iOS 16 install?

Make sure your iPhone is compatible first if iOS 16 won't install on it. Next, confirm that you are connected to WiFi or another reliable internet connection and that you have at least 50% of your battery left.

iOS 16 Compatible Devices

Following are some of the iOS 16 compatible devices:

  • iPhone SE (2nd gen)
  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS / XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro/ Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12

Check Out All iOS16 Compatible Devices

How to Update from iOS 15 to iOS 16

If you have your device on the iOS 16 compatible device list, then the steps to update your iOS 15 device to iOS 16 are quite simple from now on.

1. Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update

2. Your iPhone will check for updates and you'll see an iOS 16 update there in a bit.

3. From here, simply download the update and it will be updated in some time.

How to Upgrade from iOS 16 Public Beta to Stable iOS 16

If you have installed iOS 16 Public Beta following our installation steps, you will need to apply some steps to install the stable iOS 16 operating system into your compatible iPhone device.

Remove iOS 16 Public Beta Profile

Before installing the iOS 16 stable version on your Apple device, you must remove the iOS 16 Beta profile in order to stop receiving iOS 16 beta updates.

1. Go to Settings -> General -> VPN and Device Management.

2. Click on "iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Beta Software Profile" and then select "Remove Profile".

3. Enter your Passcode, and then click on ‘Remove’ once again to confirm.

4. You have to restart your iPhone to remove the Beta profile forever. You can also restart your device later at your convenience.

Check for iOS 16 Update

Now that you have successfully removed the Beta profile from your iPhone, it's time to download and install the stable version of iOS 16.

1. Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update.

2. Now, your iPhone will check for any software updates. If an iOS 16 software update is available, it will automatically download and install the iOS 16 update for your compatible iPhone device.